More and more travelers prefer to spend their holidays in a home, a fun and convenient way to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the place in extreme freedom. The vacation rental market is growing rapidly. This trend is leading more and more people to consider the idea of starting this business as an extra or even main source of revenue.
Are you the owner of a villa or a house and are you thinking of making an income and you do not know where to start or have you already started this business and have experienced a drop in bookings?
Never as in this period has it been essential to attract customers, increase sales and maximize profits.
Let’s evaluate together the best steps to get the most out of your vacation rental.
Is it better to do it yourself or to rely on experts for the management of holiday homes?
There are many owners of apartments and villas who choose to turn to experienced professionals in the sector.
The reasons can be endless but, mainly, they concern time and performance. Choosing to delegate allows you to have more time for yourself. In fact, even in the case of self check-in, the management of reservations, customer assistance and apartment maintenance require a lot of effort. If you also have a full-time job, personal and family commitments, it can be really hard to get things right.
With a rental property it is legitimate to hope to get the most out of it. Relying on an experienced professional in the sector is the most advantageous strategy. Let’s see how.
VALORIZATION OF THE PROPERTY
In an increasingly competitive market, the details make the difference. The professional is able to give advice, based on experience, to make the home the place to make guests feel “truly at home”. The golden rule is to focus on cleanliness and functionality, as well as on the provision of essential services and on a personal style to create an atmosphere of hospitality, well-being and maximum comfort.
ANALYSIS OF COSTS, RATES AND COMPETITION
It is important to analyze and make an estimate of the costs to be incurred for the management of the holiday homes and the resulting rates to be applied to guests. It is also advisable to periodically monitor competitors and always keep their offer under control, both in terms of price and services offered.
To guarantee a high standard of hospitality it is essential to start with careful booking management, to know how to welcome guests with competence and at the same time empathy, and to offer impeccable personalized assistance throughout their stay until check-out. Keeping in touch with customers, even afterwards, can mean retaining them and is synonymous with affectionate professionalism!
In addition to renting a house, the professional is able to facilitate, thanks to a consolidated collaboration with highly specialized agencies, access to a wide variety of extra services. Assistance during the transfer, cleaning, catering, boat and / or scooter rental, beauty treatments. Each request must be an opportunity to please a guest.
An expert is able to follow every step of the bureaucracy to which the management of holiday homes is subject. From the start of the business on the first day of opening, in the registration of guests and the subsequent sending of data to the Police Headquarters and attendance at Istat.
VISIBILITY AND RESERVATIONS
To be able to obtain the best visibility from all potential guests, the professional is prepared to implement the best personalized marketing strategy. He will be able to create an advertisement that enhances the qualities of the house through targeted communication and captivating photographs, choose and use the main promotion channels to significantly increase the online visibility of the structure and therefore bookings.
One last thing
If you want to differentiate your holiday home from the others, you have to find a way to be remembered: fresh fruit or a bottle of wine, special bath salts for couples or little gifts for children … the important thing is to be original and above all, to make guests feel at home, away from home!
If you want to get the best results from your holiday home, contact us for a private consultation on 3474757276 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org